Monday, February 6, 2012

What's in a name?

Well, the opening of "Ruler's of the Prehistoric Skies" went off without a hitch, and now the star of our exhibit needs a name. 

How would YOU like to go down in history as the person who named our Pteranodon sternbergi?

The Pteranodon sternbergi is the largest of the pteranodon species. It is identifiable by the bony crest at the top of its head, and its long, lower jaw, not to mention its impressive wing span. The Pteranodon sternbergi pictured above was created by artist Ed Mack. Ed is part of the award winning team of volunteer exhibit builders here at the AzMNH. Their amazing talents, and tireless efforts make our museum possible. 

If you are between the ages of 6 and 18, and want to be known as the person who named our pterosaur, send us your name suggestion along with a brief paragraph (50 words or less) explaining why you think your name is the best.

The winner will receive 4 free passes to the AzMNH to view the exhibit, and a souvenir photograph of the pterosaur (suitable for framing of course), signed by the artist, featuring the name you picked, and identifying YOU as it's name giver! How cool is that?

To enter, just type "Pterosaurs" on the subject line and email your entry to: by March 31st, 2012.

Your entry should include your name, address, and a contact phone number along with your name choice, and a 50 word or less paragraph on why your name is the best. 

Thanks for entering, and GOOD LUCK!

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